Bratislava on the Danube

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:47
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Bratislava Castle towers impressively over the Danube. It is located in the southern part of the Little Carpathians. The castle hill was already settled in the Stone Age. Celts, Germans and Romans lived here and left their traces as historical documents.

The Bratislava Castle (Slovakian Bratislavský hrad), also called Pressburger Castle, is the landmark of the Slovak capital Bratislava. It is located on the 85 meter high castle hill on the left bank of the Danube and its core dates from the 9th century. The castle was originally the residence of the Hungarian kings and is now the seat of the History Museum. [Wikipedia]

A visit to Bratislava is worthwhile in several ways. Aside from the many inviting shop windows in the old town, strolling through the city also encounters interesting sculptures ... which you can even stumble across from time to time. A prominent example is "Čumil, the gawker." A worker looking out of a manhole. His head is polished brightly, as this is supposed to bring luck on the one hand, and on the other, it also serves as a seat for the tourists' photos.

Those who like hot chocolate will get their money's worth in the traditional cafes.



Pictures 1: Bratislava Castle over the Danube


Picture 2: In the old town of Bratislava


Picture 3: Čumil, the „ gawker“



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